faceCosmetic Laser Dermatology is proud to be one of the only practices in the area to offer CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ™ to its patients. Like liposuction, CoolSculpting is an innovative procedure for fat removal and body sculpting treatment, but it is a noninvasive liposuction alternative in San Diego with no downtime!
The FDA has recently approved the use of CoolSculpting on the upper arms with the use of the CoolAdvantage Petite Applicator. Contact our body contouring specialists today to learn more about this procedure!
What is CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ?
Stubborn fat deposits that just won’t respond to diet and exercise can be incredibly frustrating. For those who need just a little bit of fat reduction treatment or those who are unsure about undergoing surgery, CoolSculpting may be the right treatment to remove that unwanted fat. This innovative CoolSculpting treatment involves the use of a patented fat reduction treatment method known as Cryolipolysis™.
Cryolipolysis fat reduction treatments are a non-surgical liposuction alternative procedure in which the doctor in San Diego uses precisely regulated cooling to eliminate fatty deposits. The “freezing the fat” method was created to only kill targeted fat cells without causing harm to the skin or surrounding tissues.
The Fat Removal Procedure
During your CoolSculpting consultation, your San Diego liposuction alternative specialist will discuss your specific areas of concerns with you. The specific stubborn area will be where the doctor positions the CoolSculpting system. For instance, a patient who wishes to reduce a spare tire or muffin top will have the system placed on their sides and the device will pull the excess fat up between two cooling panels. The patient will feel a firm tugging and pulling sensation, which means the system is efficiently working.
At first, the patient will feel intense cold. This only lasts a few minutes, though, and the feeling diminishes. During the entire CoolSculpting procedure, typically 1 to 3 hours, patients are comfortably lying down or sitting, usually relaxing, reading, or doing work on their laptop or tablet. One of the great things about CoolSculpting is that the most dramatic results appear within two months of treatment. The results for CoolSculpting appear gradually as the body gets rid of the fat cells that were targeted in treatment, meaning no one will ever know you had a procedure, they will just notice your subtle slenderer figure.
Zimmer Z-Wave for Enhanced Fat Removal Results
The Zimmer Z-Wave is an innovative device which uses radial pulse therapy in place of a manual massage following a CoolSculpting treatment procedure. The benefits of using Z-Wave in place of a manual massage have been clear; patients report less bruising and discomfort during their fat removal treatment and the results of the CoolSculpting treatment procedure are enhanced by up to 50%. There is no evidence that the Z-Wave lessens the time it takes to see results; however, the results themselves are improved quite a bit. Using the Z-Wave following a CoolSculpting body sculpting procedure has become standard among many respected dermatologists’ offices, and we at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego like to use it as well in order to give our patients the best results possible for their fat reduction treatment.
Do you suffer from a double chin that you wish you could get rid of without any surgery, needles, or downtime? We at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego are excited to announce that now you can, with the recently FDA-approved CoolMini applicator from CoolSculpting by Zeltiq! CoolMini uses the same revolutionary fat freezing technology as CoolSculpting, but it is safe and effective for use on small areas of submental fat under the chin. It can also be used on other small but stubborn areas of fat, such as the armpits or knees.
We pride ourselves on offering the widest variety of body and facial contouring devices available, and we are one of the first practices near Del Mar to obtain the CoolMini applicator! Be one of the first to try this revolutionary new device, and finally reduce your double chin completely and non-invasively. As with regular CoolSculpting treatments, most patients saw a reduction of around 20% to their submental chin fat, with full results appearing over the course of around 12 weeks.
For more information about CoolSculpting treatments, visit MayoClinic.com.
Those areas of fat that just won’t go away no matter how much exercise you do or how healthy you eat can be disheartening. There are a variety of fat-reducing treatments out there, but how do you know which one is right for you? The expert San Diego dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology have taken the time to answer some common questions about the CoolSculpting procedure for you here to help you decide on the cellulite reduction treatment that is best for you.
Q: How much downtime is involved after a Coolsculpting treatment?
A: Because CoolSculpting treatments are completely noninvasive, there is no downtime. Patients can resume their daily activities right away. In some patients, there may be some minor tingling, bruising, or numbness in the area of body sculpting treatment, but it will go away within a few days.
Q: What areas can this procedure treat?
A: CoolSculpting treatments are ideal for patients who are discouraged by their stubborn fatty stomach, love handles, and thighs. It is most commonly used to remove unwanted fat from the stomach, around the waist (love handles), and lower back. CoolSculpting treatments can also be used to remove excess fat from the inner thighs.
Q: When will I see results?
A: The most dramatic results for CoolSculpting treatments will be present two months after the body sculpting treatment, but you may begin to notice changes as soon as three weeks after the procedure. Once the targeted cells are frozen and die off, the body will continue to flush them for up to four months after treatment.
Q: Will the cooling process damage my skin?
A: The Cryolipolysis treatment cooling method has been specifically designed to target and remove only the fat cells, leaving the skin and surrounding tissue unharmed. Any redness or bruising that may appear after the body sculpting procedure will diminish within a few days. This method of removing fatty deposits causes significantly less trauma than other surgical procedures.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: There is not one set rate for CoolSculpting as each patient’s fat removal treatment needs are different. The cost will depend on the specific area you wish to target and your unique body sculpting treatment plan.
Schedule a Consultation Today!
The board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology are experts in the latest fat removal treatment. The innovative CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ treatment may be just the liposuction alternative in San Diego to remove your stubborn fatty areas that diet and exercise just won’t target. Call the CoolSculpting and body sculpting experts at (858) 365-3623 today to schedule a consultation today.
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